There’s an endless stream of touristy activities, from the TMZ tour buses and “characters” on Hollywood Boulevard to the Walk of Fame and iconic Hollywood sign, but the neighborhood is so much more. Hollywood is enjoying a renaissance thanks to a nonstop stream of new restaurants, bars, and clubs. There’s no shortage of iconic theaters (the Pantages, Palladium, Cinerama Dome) and architectural gems, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, which is now open to the public. Take in a screening at American Cinemateque’s Egyptian Theatre, picnic at the Hollywood Bowl before a concert with the L.A. Philharmonic, and channel your inner Rat Pack-er at the 96 year-old Musso & Frank Grill. And if you know a magician, they can get you into the members-only Magic Castle, housed in a storied Victorian mansion.
Los Angeles. Modernist Craig Ellwood completed the Courtyard Apartments, four interlocking residences, for television host Roy Maypole in 1953. Designed as a case study and constructed from steel, glass, and brick, the complex drew international praise. It has been restored and reconfigured as three two-bedroom apartments, each with private patio, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor Up for sale for the first time in 15 years is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 801, Craig Ellwood’s Courtyard Apartments. Located in the heart of Hollywood at 1570 La Baig Avenue, a block or so east of NeueHouse, the complex was commissioned by television producer and host Roy Maypole, and earned the Case Study House designer... Keep reading →
Merely minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard and nestled in the nearby foothills stands an impressive Spanish Revival compound known as Las Orquideas. The property evokes old Hollywood glamour, and on the evening of June 11th, that spirit was awakened by an exciting soirée. Guests were invited to tour several of the... Keep reading →
By Mark David Internationally celebrated celebrity photographer Cliff Watts listed a photogenic International Style home on a famously celeb-lined street in the Hollywood Hills for a smidgen less than $4.5 million, and within weeks, according to online listings, the property was put into escrow at an unknown price. Watts, who’s snapped heavy-hitters like Halle Berry,... Keep reading →
A rare two-on-a-lot legal duplex at the corner of an R1-zoned block. Two lovely Spanish Revival homes just north of Hancock Park in highly desirable SoHo. One home faces Waring, and the other faces McCadden. The entrances to each are completely separate, with a 2-car garage on the Waring side. Each home offers two bedrooms,... Keep reading →